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A white dish holding a serving of eggplant involtini.

Eggplant Involtini

Course: Italian
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Eggplant
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 170kcal
This Eggplant Involtini is Italian through and through. Such the perfect start to an amazing Italian feast. Easy and so incredible!
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Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • ¼ lb fresh mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 4 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • cups marinara sauce

Instructions

  • Trim the eggplant, then cut crosswise on the diagonal (make the slices as long as possible), about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Layer the slices in a colander set over a plate, sprinkling each layer with salt.
  • Let stand for 30 minutes to drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, stir together the ricotta, mozzarella, 2 tablespoons of the parm-reg, parsley and pepper to taste.
  • Pre-heat oven to 450 F.
  • Rinse the eggplant slices quickly under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Brush the slices on both sides with olive oil, and arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the slices until lightly browned on the bottom, about 10 minutes.
  • Turn the slices and continue to bake until browned on the second side and nice and tender, 8 minutes longer.
  • Remove the eggplant from the oven.
  • Reduce the oven temp to 350 F.
  • Spoon a thin layer of the fresh marinara sauce into t a 9-inch baking dish.
  • To make each eggplant roll, place a spoonful of the cheese mixture near one end of a slice and roll up the slice.
  • As each roll is formed, place it seam side down in the dish.
  • Spoon more sauce over the rolls.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parm-Reg cheese.
  • Bake the rolls until the sauce is bubbling hot and the rolls are heated through, about 25 minutes.
  • Divide the rolls among individual plates, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve at once!

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1063mg | Potassium: 791mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1004IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 2mg